Hi, my name is Eleanor and I go to Newcastle high school. I have three sisters and a pet cockatiel, which is another one of Australia’s native birds.
I have been lucky enough to travel overseas with my family and I have been to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon.
In school I have learned two languages French and Indonesian and I enjoy learning about other cultures and their customs. Here in Australia we are so far away from other countries in the world, but we live in a multicultural country.
I was asked to join to the ThinkQuest team as a researcher and content writer. I wrote some content for the site and I enjoyed finding out all the different facts that are on our website.
I also found the stamps from my stamp collection and we decided to design a Stamp Gallery. I found it quite different working with my team who were so far away from me, however I got through it. It has been interesting working with the team because I live in Newcastle, New South Wales and the team are in Adelaide, South Australia. We kept in regular contact through email and phone calls. Our coach, Tina, also made sure that I knew what was going on through emails and by ringing me on my mobile when we had our weekly team meetings.
I am lucky because everyday I watch my mum hand feed the wild kookaburras that fly up to our balcony rail at home in Newcastle. Sometimes even I feed them but they are cheeky and very loud when they are hungry. We also have a pet cockatiel called Disney.
I have always loved animals and I was so pleased that our website is based on Australian Animals as it was great writing about our native animals.
I would like to thank my team members and coaches for working with me and I would like to thank Frank Manthey for his interview and Ann Hogan for her wonderful photos of the cockatoo and echidna.